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AppSpace.com Helps You Find The Right App

The number of apps available for the iPhone, Android OS and Blackberry is rapidly approach a combined 200,000. Wading through the sewage that constitute most apps to find that diamond in the rough can be a daunting task.  For some of us installing and deleting apps is a hobby, but most people don’t have the patience or desire to go through all that downloading and testing.

AppSpace.com is a recommendation engine for the app store of your choosing (WebOS is once again snubbed) and is intended to help you find just the right app for your needs.  By taking your indicated areas of interest and the apps you like and dislike (based on your ratings) AppSpace will recommend apps for you to try (along with the appropriate download links).

It’s a handy little system and while you’ll probably still have some trial and error in finding the perfect app for your tastes, AppSpace should definitely make the process easier.

This video will do some explaining and you can click through to MakeUseOf for a writeup on the site and it’s features…

via [makeuseof]

Get Help Finding Tickets!

There are a lot of sites to buy tickets from out there and it can be a bit overwhelming to figure out the best way.

SeatGeek seems to be a pretty slick way to search multiple sites (like Razorgator and Stubhub, but not Ticketmaster) at the same time and get a pretty little diagram of the available tickets with your results.  This definitely makes finding those 4 seats in that one section for that one show much easier.

The site seams to be using SeatQuest.com‘s engine with a nicer front end and in addition to the basic searching features SeatGeek provides forecasts on the ticket price (will it go up or down between now and the event).  This is a cool feature, though at a self described ~83% average accuracy I wouldn’t trust it for tickets that are real important to you.

SeatGeek also publishes TicketPulse, a monthly analysis and report of trends in sports and music based on the data SeatGeek captures from the sites it searches.  For example, “The Lakers vs Celtics game on February 18th represents the highest average ticket price for all remaining games in the second half of the NBA season, selling at an average of $300 or 375% of face value.”  Quirky interesting stuff…

The site is a TechCrunch50 Finalist (for what that is worth) and has announced plans for additional products including one to help ticket resellers maximize their profits by forecasting trends and prices.

If you buy a lot of tickets to sports or concerts you should check out the site and sign up for the email alerts.  Maybe you’ll save a few bucks on your next show.

via [lifehacker]

Tech to Live By’s Favorite Sites

If you like technology and/or cool stuff in general then you’ll want to add some of these sites to your regular reading list:

Engadget.com + Gizmodo.com – Listed in the same bullet because they are almost the same site.  Top notch content from around the technology world.

Lifehacker.com – Part of the Gizmodo family and focused on tips and tricks to make life easier.  Like TechtoLiveBy but not as focused on technology.

PreCentral.net – The leading site for info about Palm and the WebOS

AndroidandMe.com – The most useful resource for information about the latest and greatest around the Android OS.

WiredMag.com – Because everybody interested in technology with a splash of pop-culture should read Wired.

Joystiq.com – For the gamer in you.

inTELEMATICStoday.com – Focused on automotive telematics (internet in the car – for lack of a more simple explanation) this site may not be for the general consumer, but it has tons of great information about the automotive electronics industry (and I can’t ignore my sister site!).

What are your favorite tech sites to read?

Featured Site: BillsAreIn.com

BillsAreIn

I really wish this site had existed when I was in college.  No doubt more than a few ‘discussions’ would have been avoided if we had been using BillsAreIn.com.

BillsAreIn.com is a small website with a simple solution to long time problem…arguments over money between roommates.  The site provides a simple and clean interface to capture what bills have come in, who owes how much, and what’s been paid.  In additon to managing bills (all manually for now) you can also track who paid for dinner, who did or didn’t chip in on the keg, and who borrowed $100 from who in vegas that one weekend. You know the weekend I’m talking about.

The site navigation is simple and the interactions are clean.  Signup took very little time and I haven’t gotten any more emails then were necessary to alert me to my account and the money my roommate said I owed him from the strip club grocery store.

I’m at a point in my life where I don’t seem any major arguments breaking out over the house finances, but this tool is still a super convenient way for my roommate and I to stay on top of our shared expenses and we love it.  If you’re in college, have multiple roommates, have shady roomates, or just like clean transaction records then BillsAreIn.com is definitely worth a look.

Feature Set

  • Add / view a bill – Capture the due date, amount, category, and % split amongst the roommates
  • Add / view IOUs – Capture due date and amount of non-bill related money between roommates
  • Add / view Payments – Capture the date and amount of payments.  Includes a feature to request confirmation from the roommate being paid back.
  • View Statistics – A nice summary and breakdown of where all that money is going and who is paying it.
  • House Wall – Quick and dirty way to leave a note for roommates.
  • Payment Summary – A simple table summary of the net amounts owed by each person.

via [BillsAreIn.com]